University of Cincinnati HC Tommy Tuberville mentioned during an appearance on WLW 700 that former Rams and Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead lost part of a leg in the recent car accident he was involved in.
“It’s devastating, because he lost part of his left leg,” Tuberville said, via Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He’ll never play again, obviously. It’s just devastating.”
Pead was speeding on Interstate 670 in Columbus when his car blew out a tire. Pead wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. It was determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.
“You try to tell these kids to watch your speed or watch things,” Tuberville said. “There was nothing involved other than speed, and he had a blowout. When you have a blowout, you can’t control the car.”
Pead was in critical condition following the accident and Rams HC Jeff Fisher mentioned Sunday that he spoke with Pead’s mom who told him that her son was “struggling” and his NFL career is over, per Lakisha Jackson
Pead, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $4.038 million rookie contract when St. Louis waived him a few months ago.
The Steelers later signed him to a contract after Le’Veon Bell got hurt, but he lasted just a few weeks in Pittsburgh. The Dolphins wound up signing him to a contract back in March and he managed to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason but was cut loose a few weeks ago as Miami had a number of changes to their roster.
In 2016, Pead has appeared in three games and rushed for 22 yards on eight carries (2.8 YPC) to go along with one reception for six yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Dolphins.